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Old View of Nurses

Matt Hancock draws fire for claiming some nurses stand up when a doctor enters the room

Nursing community takes to social media to accuse health secretary of ‘spouting rubbish’

Sanitary products

NHS hospital patients in England to receive free sanitary products

Scheme to tackle ‘period poverty’ is good news for nurses, says RCN

Ruth May

‘If we don’t fill vacancies we can’t begin to take on other challenges’

Nursing shortage is profession’s most pressing issue, England CNO Ruth May tells summit

NHS nursing leaders

New nursing leaders announced for NHS in England

Chief nursing officer Ruth May says senior team can ‘deliver on our commitments’

Northern Ireland pay rise leaves some nurses worse off

Increased pension contributions mean backdated award leads to lower take-home pay for some

Nurse under supervision

CPD funding: I promise budget cuts will be reversed, says head of NHS England

Simon Stevens tells chief nurse’s summit funding will be restored over next five years

Evidence and Practice

Nerve agents: a guide for emergency nurses. Part 1

Nerve agents: a guide for emergency nurses. Part 1

Recent incidents in the UK and the alleged chemical attacks in Syria by the Bashar al-Assad...

Pre-hospital pain assessment in paediatric patients

Pre-hospital pain assessment in paediatric patients

The aim of this article is to review the literature on pre-hospital assessment of pain in...

Competency framework

Local implementation of a national curriculum and competency framework for emergency...

This article reviews the evidence associated with the Royal College of Nursing (2017)...

An intervention to improve retention in emergency nursing

An intervention to improve retention in emergency nursing

The UK has a serious shortage of nurses and for the first time in recent nursing history 27...

Emergency department leaders and levels of engagement among their nursing staff

Emergency department leaders and levels of engagement among their nursing staff

Aim Researchers have begun to examine work engagement in nursing, but there is little...

Supporting frequent attenders to reduce their visits to an emergency department

Supporting frequent attenders to reduce their visits to an emergency department

Frequent attenders to emergency departments (EDs) are a heterogeneous group who have...

Features

Nurse-led team transforms care of vulnerable adults in the emergency department

A Vulnerable Adult Support Team’s service has been recognised as ‘outstanding’ by the CQC

‘I learnt a lot about how awesome emergency nurses are – we just don’t say it often enough’

RCNi Nurse Awards 2019: ‘I learnt a lot about how awesome emergency nurses are’

We hope our roll-call of amazing nurses will inspire you to enter, or nominate a colleague

Code Red film supports trauma teams to deal with sickest patients

A code red situation can be daunting, but a new film for emergency workers helps to prepare...

Nurse_Transition

Advanced practice: which path should nurses take?

How the advanced clinical practitioner role could affect the future of nursing

Jo McConnell

Stopping sensory overload in emergency departments for people on the autism spectrum

A deputy sister in Northern Ireland has set up a hospital quiet room to help patients cope

Opinion

Nurses can play a pivotal role in emergency department research

If you have ever thought you should be involved in research, act on it

Triage by advanced clinical practitioners eases pressure on admissions unit

Triage by advanced clinical practitioners is helping to achieve timely treatment

ED staff must feel safe and supported to deliver dignified care

Progressive nurse leaders can ensure decreasing morale and increasing turnover aren't...

Students

Leading on a cardiac arrest made me confident in giving CPR

Aiding a woman after a heart attack made a student more confident in handling emergencies

On the front line with a paramedic

A day spent shadowing a paramedic showed the complex range of skills this role requires, and...

Careers

Julie Reeve

'Emergency nursing: Just when you think you have seen it all… you really haven’t...

RCNi Award finalist Julie Reeve talks about her 30-year career in nursing

Jimmi Ronaldson

Is this your next challenge in emergency care?

A retrieval service role combines the fundamentals of nursing and the pressure of trauma care

Steffan Simpson

‘Not knowing what would come through the door next appealed to me’

Helicopter transfer practitioner Steffan Simpson talks about his career in emergency care

Jobs